Sunday, 5 August 2018

9 Top Facts About Coconut

1. Coconut plays very significant role in Asian economy and grown throughout tropical world.
2. Dried coconut kernels (copra) and coconut oil is widely used in soap manufacturing, cosmetics and hair oils.
3. Coconuts also used in many industrial products, which husk is source of fibre used in coir industry.
4. The tender coconut water is a popular thirst quencher of health and virgin coconut oil (VCO), extracted from fresh coconut kernel without any chemical processes is full of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants, thus making the coconut oils as “mother of all oils”.
 5. In India, commercial cultivation of coconut is major contributor of rural economy; these nuts are cultivated not only in coastal area but also in other states.
6.  With good farm management practices farmers can achieve maximum yield and thus profits.
7. Coconut is cultivated in more than 93 countries of the world and Indonesia, Philippines, India are the major production countries in the world.
8.  In India, Kerala, Karnataka, TamilNadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Goa, West Bengal, Pondicherry, Maharashtra and Islands of Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar, Gujarat, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Tripura, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland are major commercial production and traditional cultivated states.
9. Coconut belongs to the family of “Arecaceae” (Palm family) and genus of “Cocos”.

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